AP's bias is inescapable

Cal Thomas bemoaned the evils of socialism in his syndicated column (“Socialism’s false promise,” May 11).

 

He is forthright, he’s insightful and he’s ignoring the possibility that his own profession is playing a part in bringing socialism to America.

He begins: “Given its track record, one wonders why socialism is gaining in popularity in the United States?” How about the national liberal/socialist media?

Several years ago, I sent to the top-20 conservative radio, TV and newspaper columnists (including Cal Thomas) a 100-page binder that had liberal Associated Press stories that showed the wire service’s attacks on Republican politicians, but never fellow Democrats – exposing AP’s liberal/socialist bias.

None of those media types utter a word about AP – in praise or otherwise – as they discuss every angle of the campaign except the one that is important: Is AP liberally biased?

This is important, because AP is using 1,000 U.S. newspapers as the propaganda arm of the socialist Democratic Party in supposedly unbiased “news” stories to 200 million readers, most of whom are anti-socialists, and who are paying for their own demise. No other news agency counts in America, for the others have much lower circulation of some 10 million, so they don’t have enough influence. It’s not what the truth is – it’s what AP writes that counts.

It’s the way AP reports that affects voters’ decisions, including the 20 million to 30 million undecided voters who will determine the election concerning Democrat Hillary Clinton, whose liberal AP stories will have no negatives, and AP’s enemy, Republican Donald Trump, whose AP stories will have all negatives.

So the one industry that could right the ship of state – journalism – and steer us away from socialism, cannot correct the problem because its professionals would be reporting against themselves.

I’d offer a penny for Cal Thomas’ thoughts on AP. Does he think AP is liberally biased?

Tom Hunter

Augusta

 

More

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 00:05

Rick McKee Editorial Cartoon

Sun, 10/22/2017 - 00:07

Fund autism fight